Brain Awareness Week

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Oklahoma Methodist Manor

Organized by:
Oklahoma Methodist Manor

Participating Organizations:
Oklahoma University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: Game Day

Target Audiences:

  • Other
  • Other: Members of our retirement community

Approximate Number of People Reached:

80

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Staying Sharp was presented the first day with 63 in attendance. Your Brain and Food was presented the second day with 64 in attendance Your Brain and Exercise was presented on day 3 with 61 in attendance Your Brain and a foreign language with 38 in attendance Your Brian and Games which was a day of board games, card games, dominoes, etc. we had 20 attend

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Community calendar and announcements at our town hall

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
  • Other

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • Staying Sharp

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

I know from the feedback that many of our members really feel that they learned a lot during the course of the week. The staying Sharp material was very well received.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

This was our second year to have a brain awareness week and this year was the best attendance. It is my experience that for our age group which has an average age of 85 is very interested in being educated.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Katie Cox

Contact Phone:

918-346-6663

Contact Email:

kcox@ommtulsa.org

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